tamil pongal 2017 date is 14 january 2017
pongal 2017 date is saturday 24th january 2017 and this is one of the most popular south indian festival. pongal festival is related with harvest, there are pongal in 4 days. pongal is also know as ponkal and this festival brings joy and happiness to all. agricultural is the main profession in tamilnadu, during the pongal days they are celebrating this festival for all. day 1 is bhogi pandigai , day 2 is thai pongal , 3rd is mattu ponkal and 4th is kaanum ponga. in kerala this day is makar sankrathi, in hindu temple sabarimala makaravilakku celebrations going on.
the term pongal is derived from ponga, in english language ponga means to boil. during the ponkal season all tamil channels will premier latest block buster films. we can expect latest super hit films on mini screen during this festival. every year all tamil language channels are celebrating ponkal fest with special shows and films. sun tv, zee tamil, vijay tv, jaya tv, raj tv, kalaingar tv, polimer tv, vasanth tv, captain tv etc are the tamil channels. sun tv is the industry leader but jaya tv now holding major film satellite rights.
Bhogi Pandigai is the first day of pongal celebrations. This day is for honoring lord indra, as hindu mythology he is behind clouds and rain. on bodhi pandigai day tamil people honoring lord indra for getting rain for agriculture. they will start preparations for the next day thai ponkal. rice, sugarcane, jaggery, turmeric etc are preparing for the next day. thai ponkal day is for lord surya, this day boiling rice with milk and other materials. earth pots are used for boiling rice on thai ponkal day. they will also add sugar cane, coconut, banana etc in pongal.